IF YOU KNEW WHAT SOUTH AFRICA'S REAL NATIONAL SPORT WAS MAYBE YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE THEM PLAY GOLF IN HAWAII

by American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society
New York, New York, United States
1978
2 pages
Leaflet advertising a demonstration and rally on November 17 at the Pan Am Building. The rally will feature Dennis Brutus, South African poet and activist, and other speakers. The South African golf team will participate in the upcoming World Cup Golf Tournament in Hawaii between November 29 and December 2. This tournament, held under the auspices of the International Golf Association, is being sponsored and financed by some of Apartheid South Africa's major American corporate backers: Pan American, American Express, Colgate-Palmolive and Time-Life, Inc. The World Cup Tournament was originally scheduled to take place in Ireland and was relocated under pressure from the Irish anti-Apartheid movement. South Africa should be denied an international propaganda stage for their oppressive social system. Slogans on the leaflet include: CUT ALL TIES WITH APARTHEID SPORTS; VICTORY TO THE PEOPLES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA; and EXPEL SOUTH AFRICA FROM THE WORLD CUP OF GOLF. The protest event is sponsored by the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sports and Society (ACCESS) and the Northeast Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa (NECLSA), and the International Campaign Against Racism in Sport (ICARIS) and endorsed by the African National Congress (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC). People are urged to demand South Africa’s expulsion from the International Golf Association by writing to John M. Ross, Director of the I.G.A. The leaflet discusses CAISA, presumably the Campaign Against Investment in South Africa.
Used by permission of Richard Lapchick, founder of the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society.
Collection: Private collection of Robert Edgar